Elbow challenge players named
The second annual Elbow Beach Tennis Challenge will be held next week, featuring the Island's top players.
Previously known as the Crystal Family Cup Invitational Tennis Challenge, the tournament is held in honour of the Crystal family, who have travelled to Bermuda every Christmas since the 1970s.
Matches will be played from 5.30pm to 9pm, with the finals scheduled for next Saturday starting at 3pm.
The tournament will showcase Bermuda's top eight men and women in a singles round-robin format.
A mixed doubles knockout segment will also be played. The tournament is by invitation only and offers free access to spectators to watch the Island's national players in action, many who play overseas at university.
In order to be eligible each player must have represented Bermuda on an international stage in events organised by the International Tennis Federation, be a Davis Cup or Fed Cup squad member, and be in good standing with the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association.
The three categories in the tournament will be women's singles, men's singles and mixed doubles. The women who have been invited to play are (in order of ranking): Tyler Smith, Cayla Cross, Jacklyn Lambert, Zaire Simmons, Kaylah Ming, Kaila Harvey, Imani Phillips and Lauren Way.
The men who have been invited to play are (in order of ranking): Gavin Manders, David Thomas, Jenson Bascome, Neal Towlson, Jack Keyes, Christopher Weeks, Bill Boyle, Courtland Boyle and Jovan Whitter.
The five-day tournament will be held at the Elbow Beach and is free to spectators.